There are a number of companies you may have worked for which would qualify you for help from Rainy Day Trust.

Builders Merchants, Cookshops, DIY shops and outlets, hardware stores, garden centres are all eligible. As well as retailers, people who have worked for manufacturers and distributors and worked in the pottery and glass industry are also eligible.  Either you or your partner can have worked in the home improvement industry, and you or they should have worked in any part of that industry for one year.  This must be for one company.  Please note that ‘home improvement‘ is classified as work that is related to the domestic residential housing market, not commercial such as offices or hotels, or road building or bridges. Don’t forget we target our help at those on lower incomes, but it can vary slightly depending on where you live. Our emergency winter fuel payment has a higher limit as we recognise that heating your home in winter can be a huge financial drain for everyone.

Applications are considered on a case by case basis by a committee made up of Rainy Day Trust trustees. They’re quick and simple.

If you require welfare benefits advice, please contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau as we are unable to offer advice from the office although we do have an online welfare benefits checker that you can use free of charge.

If you require our free legal, counselling, or debt advice, please call 0800 9154627.

Apply today and we’ll aim to get your case looked at ASAP.

  • PLEASE NOTE: We are currently receiving exceptionally high volumes of applications for assistance. We are a small charity with just 3 staff and so responding to your enquiry or application will take longer than normal. Please do not ring us to check on progress as this will divert us from dealing with the hundreds of calls for assistance that we are getting. We will deal with your enquiry or application as quickly as possible.

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